Hay fever and the heat didn't help. The main reason was it was my first marathon and I should have run it on feel rather than by my watch as I didn't feel great at the start.
The next one will be better. Last long run tonight before I taper.
Literatin I ran it in 4:08
Started off at around 8m/m and then blew up at mile 15. Last few miles were 11m/m. Really really tough to finish.
32:56 at the Littledown 5. Big confidence boost for a sub 3:30 marathon. I've got the speed I just hope I have the endurance.
5 weeks away from my 2nd marathon of the year.
Cut back week with Littledown 5 mile race this Sunday then a big mileage week next week before a 3 week taper.
Sabotaged the 10k race by drinking on a camping trip for 2 days prior to the race. Started the race at 6:25m/m pace and the fifth mile split drifted out to 7:10 pace so I quit. So a DNF for me. Mentally and physically not at the races. Marathon June 15th. Going to be sensible for that one.
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